I'm running Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit and I'm trying to understand how to see files' permisions and ownership.
In terminal run
Righ-click a file
Properties → Permissions.
For each file, getfacl displays the file name, owner, the group, and the Access Control List (ACL). If a directory has a default ACL, getfacl also displays the default ACL. Non-directories cannot have default ACLs.
Display file or file system status.
A good way to do this is to do
Additionally to see hidden files as well
One thing that I have in my
alias ll="ls -al"
To get only the desired output i.e. the permissions and ownership info of a file you can use appropriate options of
stat -c '%A %U:%G %n' file.txt
$ stat -c '%A %U:%G %n' file.txt -rw-rw-r-- foobar:spamegg file.txt
--format option of
%Awill get us the permissions
%Uwill get us the owner
%Gwill give us owner group
%nwill give us the file name.
As well as those ways, in the GUI, (Nautilus, Thunar or whatever), you can change the columns setting on the 'View' menu to include the permissions, as well as many other pieces of interest.